How To: Make a Floating Winter Terrarium

created at: 12/12/2012

Add a bit of magic to your decor this winter with a scenic, floating terrarium!     

Whether you go with woodland creatures or arctic penguins (and polar bears — oh my!) is up to you, the secret is in the glittery “snow”. Get a supply list and tips for creating the perfect tiny winter wonderland in the video below!

Many thanks to the always fabulous Meg Allan Cole for sharing this sweet decor idea with us! Be sure to check out more of her clever DIY ideas right here. Continue Reading

DIY Terrarium Magnets: Make Your Own Tiny Vertical Garden!

created at: 05/02/2011

Oh my goodness.  This may be one of the coolest DIY terrarium / vertical garden / house plant projects I’ve ever seen.  I don’t know about you, but the thought of making my own tiny magnetic vertical garden is enough to make me want to cover every surface in my house in a magnetic material (or, at the very least, have one giant magnetic wall)!    

These mini garden tins were created by the clever folks at Ruffled for use as wedding favors.   Continue Reading

Turn old picture frames into a terrarium.

Terrariums have come back BIG TIME, but there’s no reason to spend BIG BUCKS on one. CJ shares his clever method of turning old picture frames into a new terrarium. Here’s what we’ll need to make one:

  • frames (4 – 5″ x 7″, 2 – 8″ x 10″ and 2 – 11″ x 14″)
  • fine grit sand paper
  • drill and screws (3/32 bit and #6 x 1/2″ wood screws, suggested)
  • small corner brackets
  • 1/2″ plywood
  • paper & pencil
  • wood filler
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • paint and paint brush

Head on over to Country Living for the entire tute. Continue Reading

How To: Handmade Terrariums for Everyone.

Though you can actually beginning planting outside this week, it’s still fun to have a little green growth inside. The terrarium is the perfect micro-world, adorable and endlessly customizable. And Jena and Renee from Modish has figured out the trick: using plants with the some moisture requirements.

1. Gather a clean jar.

2. The many aspects of wet.

3. Arrange your plants.

4. Don’t kill your plants.

5. Enjoy

Click the link above for the full instructions. Continue Reading